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Maritime History Notes: Beirut blast echoes Texas City catastrophe

On Aug. 4, Beirut experienced tremendous death and destruction when a notoriously dangerous cargo caught fire and exploded in the seaport. According to investigators, the cause of the devastation was 2,700 tons of ammonium nitrate stored in a port warehouse. The commodity arrived at the Port of Beirut in 2013 from the country of Georgia

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The Daily Dash: Financial growth for the industry and a freight brokerage bucks COVID-19 trends

The Daily Dash is a quick look at what is happening in the freight ecosystem. In today’s edition, the third-quarter financial report of industry lender BMO suggests positive momentum going forward for carriers. Plus, a Tennessee freight brokerage continues record growth despite the pandemic, and new visibility tools and transportation management system integrations aim to

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Transportation, logistics sector braces for Hurricane Laura

Hurricane Laura is headed toward the upper Texas and Louisiana coasts, with significant potential to disrupt freight flows in the region. Trucking fleets, ports and airports in the region are preparing for the storm, which could make landfall late Wednesday night. “This has been a very difficult storm to predict,” said Brian Fielkow, CEO of

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